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Right to rent checks introduced for Landlords in England

Posted by on February 5th 2016 in General News, Insurance

From 1st February 2016, all private landlords in England will have to check new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. Under the new rules, landlords who fail to check a potential tenant’s ‘Right to Rent’ will face penalties of up to £3,000 per tenant. The new law will mean that private landlords, including those who sub-let or take in lodgers, must check the right of prospective tenants to be in the country to avoid being hit with a penalty. Landlords should check identity documents for all new tenants and take copies. The...

Press Release: Pavey Group unveils expansion plans with Mole Valley Farmers

Posted by on January 19th 2016 in General News, Insurance

Leading South West Broker in agricultural and rural insurance opens new office in Holsworthy.

Pavey Group has announced a major expansion of its insurance service offered to customers of Mole Valley Farmer co-operative.

The company, which incorporates Mole Insurance Services and has offices in Torquay and Exeter, will establish a new specialist office at Mole Valley Farmers’ Holsworthy location, as part of their close and growing working relationship.

The team will focus on providing customers in and around the surrounding areas with a tailored insurance service, which offers competitive premiums, and a fully managed claims service.

Initially the branch will open with four members...

Pavey Group Awarded Chartered Status

Posted by on September 10th 2015 in General News, Insurance

Left to right Pavey Group’s Claire Frost, Compliance Manager, Graham Brown, Managing Director, Roger Nelson, Chartered Insurance Institute, Mark Fowles Exeter CII President.

I am delighted to announce that The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has awarded the prestigious ‘Chartered Insurance Brokers’ title to Pavey Group, the industry’s gold standard for insurance brokers and a real testament to all those here at Pavey Group . To receive recognition from the premier professional body in the insurance industry is incredibly gratifying and demonstrates our commitment to offer the highest levels of expertise and service to our clients. Achieving this title elevates us into...

Press Release: Key Appointment at Pavey Group

Posted by on July 30th 2015 in General News, Insurance

TORBAY'S Pavey Group has appointed an insurance expert to take up the role of senior commercial account handler.

Allyson Paddon will work with corporate clients, helping them to make sure they have the best insurance arrangements in place for their type of business needs.

Allyson, who lives in Bovey Tracey with her husband and her two daughters, said: "I'm delighted to be joining such a professional brokerage as Pavey Group, a company that shares my values of always putting the client first and developing individual solutions for firms.

"I am very focused on building long-term client relationships, really getting to understand their business...

Be Prepared for Workplace Pension Auto-Enrolment

Posted by on May 20th 2015 in Financial, Insurance

Setting up your own Workplace Pension Scheme can be daunting. Here at Pavey Group, help is at hand. Our Independent Financial Advisers provide assistance throughout the entire process of setting up Workplace Pension schemes providing support, advice and solutions. In response to the volume of enquiries on Auto Enrolment from our existing clients, Malcolm Swift,  Director of Financial Services discusses the importance of companies who have yet to stage on “Being Prepared” for Auto Enrolment.

 

What have we learned so far?

Malcolm replied, “I am sure many of us remember the Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared”; defined as being always ready to do what is necessary to help others,...

News Release: Major West Country Insurance Group Buys Exeter Broker

Posted by on March 26th 2015 in Financial, General News, Insurance

A Devon-based insurance and financial services company has bought an established local insurance broker to expand its operations in Exeter.

Pavey Group, which has offices in Torquay and Exeter and employs 90 people, has bought Buddens Westinsure, founded in 1985, as part of the group’s on-going growth strategy. The deal was completed in March.

Already recognised as a Top 100 Independent Broker nationally, the expansion means Pavey Group will be able to offer enhanced benefits, including a fully managed claims service and independent financial advice to all former Buddens Westinsure clients.

It also means extending the range of expertise at Pavey Group, with...

Organised Gangs Drive Increase in 'Crash for Cash' Claims

Posted by on November 20th 2014 in Financial, General News, Insurance

'Crash for cash' are road traffic accidents deliberately caused in order to claim whiplash compensation. Organised gangs are at the heart of the increase in the number of these induced accidents. Although this is not a common occurrence in the South-West we should be mindful of these activities as they could become more prevalent to us locally.

How to minimise the risk of being targeted by the cash for crash fraudsters:
  • Stay alert: Pay attention to your driving and the cars/traffic around you.
  • Keep your distance: Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the one in front.
  • Roundabouts and slip roads: fraudsters target roundabouts and slip roads...

Halloween and Bonfire Night Spark a Rise in Theft

Posted by on October 28th 2014 in General News, Insurance

Tips to Deter Burglars
  • If you are hosting a Halloween or bonfire night party in you back garden make sure front windows and doors are locked.
  • Leave a radio and lights on to give the impression that people are at home.
  • Use a timer switch to turn lights on as it gets dark.
  • Avoid telling strangers who know your address – such as delivery men – that your house is likely to be empty.
  • Put your car and bikes in your garage or out of the way for the night and don’t leave your keys in an obvious place.
  • Move garden ornaments and potted plants from...

5 Reasons To Consider Equity Release

Posted by on October 27th 2014 in Financial, General News, Insurance

  1. It allows you to release a tax free lump sum from your property to spend as you wish. You can boost your retirement in-come, allowing you to enjoy your retirement, whether that be on holidays, home improvements, a new car or helping out loved ones.
  2. You can opt to have the interest added onto the loan each month, without you having to pay a monthly payment back to the provider.
  3. It allows you to live in your property for as long as you wish.
  4. It can potentially allow you to draw further funds down at a later date, without further approval.
  5. The Rate of...

Changes to Vehicle Tax for the Motor Trade

Posted by on October 9th 2014 in General News, Insurance

From the 1 October 2014 tax discs will no longer be issued by the DVLA and vehicles won’t be required to display windscreen tax discs. Instead, vehicle tax details will be held online by the DVLA. The DVLA will continue to issue vehicle tax reminders to registered vehicle keepers.

The impacts for motor traders are:

  1. The vehicle seller is required to immediately notify DVLA of the change of ownership  - using the V5C Vehicle Registration Certificate
  2. The DVLA must be notified if the vehicle is being SORNed - using the V5C Vehicle Registration Certificate
  3. The vehicle tax isn’t transferable - the seller will automatically...